Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Receives Schweinfurth Foundation Grant

GSSI's Tricia Higgins receives a $3,100 check from
Schweinfurth Advisory Committee Chairman Bill Beck

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois received a $3,100 grant from the Schweinfurth Foundation Trust

The Schweinfurth Foundation Trust was created by Mt. Vernon philanthropist and businessman Dr. Carl Lincoln Schweinfurth.  One of the purposes of the trust is to develop and carry out plans and programs for the recreation and education of young people in the greater Mt. Vernon area.

The Schweinfurth Foundation Trust grant supports the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for nearly 270 girls in Jefferson County. The majority of funds will support financial assistance to girls, assuring that no girl is turned away from Girl Scouting due to her family's financial circumstances.